Climate change has become an important issue all over the world. With the heavier situation appearing in the earth, a large amount of problems shows up. Climate change refers to the important and continuous change in global climate patterns ranging from decades to millions of years which are put down to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by using fossil fuels (Wikipedia). Climate change not only largely affects the nature but also influences the society. This essay outlines the problems caused by climate change, and evaluates the solutions of it. The essay discusses that climate change may have bad effects on the nature and society. As a result, effective measures should be taken to control the climate change. Climate change influences the world both in natural and social area. Firstly, in urban area, there will have much demand for energy to adjust the air which leads to the “urban heat island effect” through heat pollution. The effect will also influence suburb, lessens the agricultural land (Ashmore, 2005, cited in UNFPA 2007) and triggers thunderstorms (UNFPA, 2007, Para 8). The second alarming aspect of climate change is its effects on the rising sea level and its underlying consequences for the costal urban areas (UNFPA, 2007, Para 1). It can make people who live in the low elevation coastal zone homeless. That may cause a large migration from one place to another area. For instance, the whole national migration of Tuvalu move to New Zealand because of the island they lived was submerged by the sea. Finally, it does harm to human health, especially in the poor areas. For example, poor areas where have a crowded living condition and have no money to build infrastructure which means they will face a lot of problems such as the water supply ,the mosquitoes and other carriers of tropical disease(UNFPA, 2007, Para 9). Changes in climate will spread the disease and affect the water supply. The human health will be threatened. As a consequence, climate change has caused many problems to the earth that is why people should take measures to mitigate climate change. The solution of develop technology to improve energy efficiency and use renewable energy is useful to reduce the usage of fossil fuels. Many cities in the world are focusing on the technology of the energy efficiency and renewable energy. For example, Nagpur, a solar city in India, has developed the policy of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and put forward a five-year plan. In 2008, the India government want to develop Nagpur as a ‘model solar city’, whose goal is to reduce 10 percent conventional energy by 2013 through increasing energy efficiency and making extensive use of renewable energy(UNDP, 2012, PP121-143). There are many other examples such as the use of wind energy source in Hepburn Shire, Australia and Shanghai, China. It can prove that energy efficiency and renewable energy can cut down the use of fossil fuels decreasing the carbon emission which can control the climate change fundamentally, and help the cities to develop in a sustainable way. “Green roof” is an effective way to some cities; however, it is not feasible to the entire situation. City Hall`s “green roof” in Chicago catch the rain, decrease the energy used for cooling the building in hot summer and cope with the “heat island effect”(The economist, 2011, Para 1). It saves energy in a large degree. But it cannot realize in the some tropic zone or in the desert. One city’s plans are vary from the other. What works in one may not in another. Missy Stults says that “the actions you take have to be local”, point out the particular needs of each city (The economist, 2011, Para 6). As a result, measures can be taken according to their specific condition, but it will benefit more if it
Main article: Economic impacts of climate change
Aggregating impacts adds up the total impact of climate change across sectors and/or regions. Examples of aggregate measures include economic cost (e.g., changes in gross domestic product (GDP) and the social cost of carbon), changes in ecosystems (e.g., changes over land area from one type of vegetation to another), human health impacts, and the number of people affected by climate change. Aggregate measures such as economic…
Developing countries contribute less to climate change than developed countries and should, therefore, take less responsibility for dealing with it. To what extent do you agree with this statement?
Climate change is an important issue, which affects all people around the world to a greater or lesser extent. The significance of this problem is that the effect might be tremendous in its scale and totally unpredictable. According to IPPC (2001), environmental changes accelerate the appearance of melting…
May 17, 2012
Everyone talks about climate change and how the Earth is slowly deteriorating, but no one seems to have specific examples. In Linnea Saukko’s “How to Poison the Earth,” she does use specific examples of what is causing climate change. She uses satire with a hint of sarcasm in her essay. She gives the reader specific examples of how to poison the Earth, but not really wanting to poison the Earth…
climate change is an issue that is affecting people all over the world.
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For current and future climatological effects of human influences, see global warming. For the study of past climate change, see paleoclimatology. For temperatures on the longest time scales, see geologic temperature record.
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Atmospheric dynamics (category)
The Climate Change Debate
1. Article Review – ‘Perception of Climate Change’ by Hansen et al.
This article investigates the phenomena climate change and its aim is to use statistical data to support that climate change is real. An aspect of climate change named as ‘climate dice’ is mentioned in the article which referred to the chance of extreme weathers such as unusually cool or warm seasons. In the past three decades, there has been evidence of increasing climate dice ‘loading’ occurring…
“We have to face the reality of climate change. It is arguably the biggest threat we are facing today.” (William Hague). Climate change is the change in the patterns of the global climate, caused by the increase levels of carbon dioxide that are produced. The tropical forests that are being destroyed and the fossil fuels that are used every day are two of the causes of the large quantities of carbon dioxide that are released into the atmosphere. Climate change is an issue that affects us all and…
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Climate Change Issues
Climate change is an issue that will affect every part of the planet, every area will be affected in some way. The earth runs in a cycle what happens at one end will eventually affect another. In recent decades glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plants and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner. The natural equilibrium of nature is changing; it has taken millions of years of evolution for planet earth to reach the inhabitable…
Environmental Changes have become one of the major threats to the world in the last decade. Climate change, for instance, does not only impact a single state at a domestic level, but it also influences nations’ well-beings at an international level. Therefore, it is significant for scholars, and politicians to have a valid understanding of the relationship between human and nature, since humans are one of the influencing variables that cause environmental changes. Many studies have been done to explain…
The past – impact of volcanic explosions on climate
Ice ages and hot periods – why
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